Category Archives: bio

posts focusing on just that one special person

Lois Maxwell

Lois Maxwell was best known for playing Miss Moneypenny in 14 James Bond films 

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Cleo Moore

A brief bio of the actress who played “bad girls.”  

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“That Guy” Irving Bacon

source You know when you watch movies and say: oh there’s that guy, I see him all the time, I wonder what his name was, wish I knew more about him? There are a bunch of those guys, but I … Continue reading

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Jean Gillie

Jean Gillie, a radiant, redheaded British actress, gave a delightfully wicked performance as Margot Shelby in Decoy (1946) and made that movie a minor noir classic.

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Virginia Mayo

Virginia Mayo was so much more than just a blonde bombshell; in fact she wasn’t even that in real life. She was a welcome presence in any film, a great singer, dancer and comedienne, and especially fun in the crime … Continue reading

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Must See: The Unsuspected

From each writer of source novels adapted to film, you get a signature and recognizable style, even when their material is reshaped by Hollywood. From W.B. Burnett (Little Caesar, High Sierra, Asphalt Jungle) you get rugged and realistic hardened criminals, … Continue reading

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Felix Bressart

This post is part of the “What a Character” blogathon hosted by Kellee at Outspoken & Freckled, Aurora at Once Upon a Screen and Paula at Paula’s Cinema Club; go check out the many other great character actors spotlighted this weekend. Felix Bressart … Continue reading

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Fallen Angel

This post is part of the Dana Andrews blogathon sponsored by the Classic Movie Man blog, and you should click here to see all the other great posts on Andrews!   you can also click the nice pic of Dana in … Continue reading

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Remembering Glenn Ford

to recognize the day of Glenn Ford’s birth (presented one day early– don’t forget TCM’s multimovie tribute to him starts early tomorrow) here’s a previously published article of mine that ran in Dark Pages noir mag back when Ford passed in … Continue reading

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Phillip Reed

Shining the spotlight on a face you are certain to have seen often, but might not know much about

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